False Prophet

False Prophet

(ψενδοπροφήτης, a pseudo-prophet), i.e., one falsely professing to come as a prophet or ambassador from God, a false teacher (Mt 7:15; Mt 24:11,24, etc.; comp. Test. 12 Patr. page 614; Josephus, Ant. 8:13, 1; 10:7, 3; War, 6:5, 2). SEE PROPHET. In Re 16:13, the term is distinctively used, "the false prophet," with reference to the mythological system of paganism, the second "beast" (q.v.), supporting the first or secular power of Rome; allegorically interpreted of the impostor Mohammed (Mathes, De pseudoprophetismo Hebraorum, L.B. 1859, 8vo)

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

 
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